Architectural restoration is both an art, and a labor of love. And nobody does it better than Ron Franklin and his skilled team at Franklin Construction, here in Leesburg (352-267-8461). The old 1913 Train Depot, NE of downtown Leesburg, was recently leased by Beacon College, who plans on restoring it, and using it for educational and recreational purposes. Franklin Construction was given the restoration contract and the task of bringing the 100 year old structure up to 21st century code and comfort.
Ro-Mac To The Rescue
In a recent tour of the inside, it was fascinating to see century old construction techniques, as well as the materials used back then. This thing was built to last! Ron and his team are doing an amazing job on the old Train Depot, and Ro-Mac is proud to help out with some of the custom millwork. Pointing to some of the trim, Ron told me, "They just don't make this stuff anymore, and we have to match it." So here at Ro-Mac, we're designing some custom knives in order to mill the various trim and woodwork to match the stuff installed over a hundred years ago.
You do beautiful work Ron! Can't wait for the Grand Opening.
The FBMA Industry Panel Discussion has become equal in popularity to its Kick-Off Breakfast -- Standing Room Only -- was the best way to describe attendance. This year's topic, "The Ever Changing Distribution Channel," was centered around the many levels of product distribution and the challenges the industry faces every day, and provided an array of different opinions and solutions in its point-counterpoint format. Panelists are leaders in the industry, and the provided great information to help us understand and control this complicated segment of our industry called "Distribution."
An abreviated video of the event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1sc0Fuo and an audio file of the entire discussion is available here: http://bit.ly/1l1DODj
Horseshoes and BBQ... throw in some apple pies and it doesn't get any more all American than that.
Thanks to all who showed up last night for the Ro-Mac / HBA Lake Sumter, 2nd Annual Rusty Studs Horseshoe & BBQ at Burke's in Fruitland Park.
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